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SOUTHWEST AIRLINES REPORTS NOVEMBER TRAFFIC UP 18.5 PERCENT

 DALLAS, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that its November 1993 traffic increased 18.5 percent to 1,395.1 million revenue passenger miles (RPMs) from the 1992 level of 1,177.2 million RPMs. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 16.0 percent to 2,116.4 million from the November 1992 level of 1,824.7 million. The load factor for the month was 65.9 percent, up 1.4 points from last year's load factor of 64.5 percent.
 For the first 11 months of 1993, Southwest flew 15,351.5 million RPMs, compared with 12,653.5 million RPMs recorded for the same period in 1992, an increase of 21.3 percent. Available seat miles increased 15.9 percent to 22,623.3 million from the 1992 year-to-date level of 19,516.4 million. The 1993 year-to-date load factor was 67.9 percent, compared to 64.8 percent for the same period last year, an increase of 3.1 points.
 SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
 Comparative Traffic Statistics
 November 1993
 NOVEMBER
 1993 1992 % CHANGE
 Revenue passengers
 carried 2,894,357 2,413,374 19.9%
 Revenue passenger
 miles 1,395,086,776 1,177,163,353 18.5%
 Available seat
 miles 2,116,391,357 1,824,654,584 16.0%
 Load factor 65.9% 64.5% 1.4 pts.
 Average length of
 haul 482 488 (1.2)%
 Trips flown 43,261 37,030 16.8%
 YEAR-TO-DATE
 1993 1992 % CHANGE
 Revenue passengers
 carried 30,732,502 25,589,302 20.1%
 Revenue passenger
 miles 15,351,461,390 12,653,539,184 21.3%
 Available seat
 miles 22,623,317,110 19,516,429,592 15.9%
 Load factor 67.9% 64.8% 3.1 pts.
 Average length of
 haul 500 494 1.2%
 Trips flown 463,479 400,863 15.6%
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 /CONTACT: Gary C. Kelly, vice president - finance/CFO of Southwest Airlines Co., 214-904-4363/
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